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    Kelly's Rich Bechamel Sauce

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    25 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

    Wildflour's Note:

    I think the secret is the egg yolks, it just isn't the same richness without them. This is my basic, stand-by all-purpose recipe. I use it a LOT!

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    1. 1
      In frying pan or large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Stir in flour, cook and stir constantly over lower heat for 2-3 minutes. DO NOT BROWN.
    3. 3
      Slowly whisk in 3 cups of milk.
    4. 4
      Cook and stir over medium heat til thick and low-boiling.
    5. 5
      Low-boil, stirring, for 3-5 minutes.
    6. 6
      In small bowl, mix egg yolks.
    7. 7
      Add, stirring, 2 Tbl. cooked sauce, ONE TBL. AT A TIME, into beaten yolks. Add a bit more sauce, stirring, then slowly whisk into skillet of sauce.
    8. 8
      Whisk in salt and pepper, remove from heat.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 11, 2008


      Apart from making this in the microwave & using a stick blender, oh and I did add a pinch of nutmeg at the end, everything else I followed exactly. AND what a a wonderful bechamel sauce!!!!! You are right Wildflour, this is a lovely rich sauce! Except for the egg yolks added in this recipe its exactly the same sauce as I usualy make, (although I add nutmeg) and I found it just the right hint of sweetness....if that makes sense, and so much richer and creamier to the normal bechamel sauce. I used the sauce to make lasagne (a recipe I have never ventured to change in 15 years of making ;-) and I am so glad I did. This sauce is wonderful its so easy, and the final outcome is superb! So glad I found this recipe! Thank you so much Wildflour, this is my new bechamel sauce for the next 15 years! ;-)

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    • on April 04, 2008


      Wonderful Bechamel sauce! Made it in my Tefal Cook & Stir kitchen gadget. Perfecto! Thanks, Wildflour! Made for Beverage Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kelly's Rich Bechamel Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (949 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 537.2
    Calories from Fat 382
    Total Fat 42.5 g
    Saturated Fat 26.0 g
    Cholesterol 241.3 mg
    Sodium 1291.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 12.1 g

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